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Pinocchio

By: N/A

Price: $2.00

Publisher: NY, Modern Publishing: 1991

Seller ID: 004521

Condition: Good


24pp Brightly illustrated throughout. A few stray crayon marks - Covers show bumping, rubbing and scuffing. "Fun to Read Fairy Tales" series. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The Descriptive, Sentimental and Humorous Album

By: N/A

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Baltimore, N. Hickman: 1836

Seller ID: 009113

Condition: Good


xipp. + 356pp. Full calf with leather spine label. Contributions from the likes of Washington Irving, Thomas Jeffeson, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Sir Walter Scott, Cowper, Lord Byron, Thomas Moore, Channing and many others, including many anonymous contributions. Of particular antiquarian interest is the Scottish account, "Hallow's Eve" (Halloween) depicting an interesting spooky folk tale by R. Ramsay. Uncommon. Lacking the prelims up until (but not including) the title page. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Foxed. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

Peter Rabbit, Little Red Hen and Owl and Pussy Cat

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Newark, Charles E. Graham:

Seller ID: 010231

Condition: Good


Unpaginated (2pp. prelims including title page + 38pp.). Original laid paper over green cloth (resulting in a quarter bound cloth). Color pictorial pasteon on the front board. Illustrated with 16 full page color plates, profusely illustrated in text. Pictorial endpapers. The illustrations are drawn after Beatrix Potter, but they are not hers since The Tale of Peter Rabbit was pirated in America. The first pirated edition appeared in 1904. Dating this one is difficult but we estimate that this was printed in the 1920's based on the listing in OCLC WorldCat (which lists only two copies in instit... View more info

Effie's Year: A Tale for the Little Children of the Church

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1871

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 018527

Condition: Very Good


169pp. + 6pp. ads. Original brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind, beveled boards. Illustrated. Tiny binder's ticket to the back pastedown (Burn & Co.). Light foxing to the prelims. Corners bumped and rubbed. Light overall soil to the binding. Front hinge starting at the heel. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Poppy and Rye A Tale from Dimwood Forest

By: Avi

Price: $2.00

Publisher: NY, Avon: 1999

Seller ID: 005807

Condition: Very Good


190pp + 6pp ads. Pages yellowed with age. No other marks/flaws. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

The Prodigal Village; A Christmas Tale

By: Bacheller, Irving

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1513

Condition: Very Good


176pp. Ownership inscription on the ffep. Ffep darkened from poor binding glue. Pastedowns spotted. All edges of text spotted. Corners bumped. The jacket has some surface insect damage to the spine with several tiny holes. The jacket shows some spotting to the back panel. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

The Widow Seymour: A Story for Youth and Age

By: Baker, William E.S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.A. Wagenseller: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 903

Condition: Very Good


632pp. Original green cloth, all edges stained red as issued, a vignette stamped in gilt on the front cover (cross, crown and anchor), spine title stamped in gilt. Frontispiece illustration of a rabbit hunting party on horseback near Germantown, PA. An evangelical moralistic tale. Scarce. We cannot locate any copies listed for sale anywhere online. Corners bumped and rubbed, two corners rubbed through. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Barque of the Brothers A Tale of the Days of Henry the Navigator

By: Baumann, Hans

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Z. Walck, Inc: 1958

Seller ID: 3063

Condition: Very Good


245pp. Owner's name on inside back free endpaper, and inside front free endpaper. Translated by Isabel and Florence McHugh. Spine wrinkled, Bumped and rubbed at corners. Text clean and bright, binding tight. Dust jacket is missing top and bottom portions of spine and the front and back covers leading up to the spine. Closed tears along back panel fold & chips at front panel fold. Also scuffed enough to discolor along foredge. & has some yellow spots. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

The Fairy-Tale Detectives: The Sisters Grimm, Book One

By: Buckley, Michael

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Amulet: 2007

Edition: Eighth Printing.

Seller ID: 015770

Condition: Very Good


284pp. + reader's guide. Illustrated. Wraps creased. Ownership inscriptions to the verso of the front cover and the first prelim. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Artemis Fowl The Eternity Code

By: Colfer, Eoin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Hyperion: 2003

Seller ID: 2238

Condition: Very Good


309pp + 1 additional. Light shelfwear. Lightly sunned along head of boards. Dustjacket has light edgewear. No markings. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

Black Rock: A Tale of the Selkirks

By: Connor, Ralph

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry Altemus:

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 007944

Condition: Good


270pp. + 33pp. ads. Original white cloth elaborately stamped in gilt, pink and green. Soiled. Corners bumped. Soiled. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

The Nigger of the "Narcissus": A Tale of the Sea

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Bros,.: 1951

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 007956

Condition: Very Good


173pp. + 1pp. ad. Corners bumped. Library ink discard stamp on the back pastedown and front free endpaper. NOT an ex-library copy. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish; A Tale

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $39.00

Publisher: NY, W.A. Townsend & Co.: 1859

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 127

Condition: Very Good


474pp. Two frontispieces by Darley, as well as multiple head and tail pieces. Corners bumped and rubbed through, spine ends rubbed through. No previous ownership inscriptions. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Travels of Babar (with) The Tale of Peter Rabbit

By: De Brunhoff, Jean & Beatrix Potter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1961

Seller ID: 016525

Condition: Very Good


48pp. + 57pp. Illustrated. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Spine ends pulled. Part of the "Read Me a Story Program" series. Read one story, flip the book over and read the second. Edges of the boards rubbed but not rubbed through. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The Tale of Despereaux

By: DiCamillo, Kate

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Candlewick Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 017398

Condition: Near Fine


269pp. Illustrated. Patterned endpapers. First edition, first state dust jacket with the bar code and price printed on a sticker on the back panel of the jacket and NOT printed on the back flap of the jacket. Winner of the 2004 Newbery Medal. Ranked #51 for "All Time Childrens Novels" by School Library Journal (2012). The NEA ranked it as one of its Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children" (2007). The basis for the 2008 film. One corner bumped. Other corners gently rubbed at the tips but not rubbed through, as are the spine ends. No previous ownership inscriptions. Very minor wear to ... View more info

Faithful Gardener: A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never Die

By: Estes, Clarissa Pinkola

Price: $8.00

Publisher: San Francisco, HarperSanFrancisco: 1995

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011460

Condition: Near Fine


81pp. Some soiling to the jacket and a small closed tear to the head of the spine. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Thereby Hangs a Tale: Stories of Curious Word Origins

By: Funk, Charles Earle

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, HarperPerennial: 1985

Seller ID: 015385

Condition: Very Good


303pp. Text browned. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Just Ella

By: Haddix, Margaret Peterson

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1999

Seller ID: 2119

Condition: Near Fine


218pp + 12 pages of follow up book Palace of Mirrors and adverts. Author's bio on inside back cover. Small wrinkle on spine ( 3cm long). Else fine. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes

By: Heyward, Du Bose

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin Co.: 1967

Seller ID: 005165

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated [46pp]. No marks inside, light creasing on covers. Back cover is sunned along edges. Charming color illustrations throughout. Modern feminist tale originally written in 1939. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art

By: Hoffman, Carl

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 2014

Edition: Advance Review Copy.

Seller ID: 017679

Condition: Very Good


312pp. Illustrated. Advance Review Copy. Corners creased. "Free" in black marker on the bottom edge of the text block. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info